Monthly archives: March, 2013

Blockbuster To Move Into Music As Part Of Revival Plan

Blockbuster is apparently working on making a comeback, with it’s main focus on music rather then video rentals. What was once the biggest video rental store in the US now is looking for other ways to stay relevant in this non-rental world. Check out more below. [AlLindstrom] Blockbuster’s new owners are planning to move the…


5 Tips For Musicians From Music Industry Entrepreneurs

In order to be successful in the music industry, he have to learn from the greats. Learn from their successes and learn from their failiures. This article calls on some key players in the music industry to shed a little light on what steps we can take to become successful. [AlLindstrom] Venture Harbour’s Marcus Taylor gathered “pieces…


Consumers Not Using Facebook Mobile For Music

A new IDC a survey conducted in conjunction with Facebook looks at how consumers use smartphones. It surveyed 4,446 people aged 18-44 with either iPhones and Android phones. In this chart, you can see how they use Facebook on their smartphones, and it’s not for discovery of or listening to music. Read More -Here- via HB


Music Dominates Top U.S. Entertainment Sites

There’s all sorts of entertainment sites out there, movies, books, and music to name a few.  Music is by far the largest one in the realm of the internet according to statistics gathered by Nielsen.  ”Music driven sites dominated the top 10 entertainment web sites in the United States in early 2013″ says the report…


An Interview with Bill Bennett President & CEO of Warner Brothers Records Nashville

In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – Bill Bennett is President and CEO of Warner Brothers Records Nashville, and former head of Madonna’s Maverick label talks about his background and about working for a major record label.


Breakfast Club Interviews ScHoolboy Q


Top 10 Tracks of the Week

Interestingly, Justin Timberlake’s memorable 980k week shifted the focus away from his singles, as sales on “Suit & Tie” dropped by 50% and “Mirrors” disappeared altogether. But don’t feel bad for Nipper—P!nk completed her rapid rise to #1, as “Just Give Me a Reason” added 42%–finally unseating Macklemore & Ryan Lewis—while Pitbull went #7-5, though…


International Music Summit Announces Inaugural U.S Event With Russell Simmons, Troy Carter, Skrillex, More

After six years spent in Ibiza — hosting wide-ranging conversations with the likes of David Lynch, Giorgio Morode and others —  the International Music Summit is set to debut to America. IMS Engage, to be held April 17 at the W Hotel in Los Angeles, will play host to seven pairs of influential executives, artists,…


Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio Music Festival Announces Return to Vegas

Clear Channel is bringing its successful iHeartRadio Music Festival back to the MGM Grand in Vegas for its third year, it was announced today. The festival will again include a “star search,” dubbed the Macy’s iHeart Radio Rising Star campaign, with 25 new or emerging artists competing through the year to play the alongside the…


Charles Caldas, CEO of Merlin, Receives IMPALA’s ‘Outstanding Contribution’ Award

Charles Caldas, the founder and CEO of the independents’ digital rights agency Merlin, has received the IMPALA outstanding contribution award. The Australian-born, London-based exec established Merlin back in 2007, creating what was described at the time as the world’s “virtual fifth major.” Times have changed; Merlin is now the “virtual fourth major.” In the five…